Are you interested in the history of London or just small parts of it?  Then get involved and contribute!

Add to the Map

Anyone can add to the map. Find out how.


While we are unable to hold face to face meetings, we are running a series of webinars:

2.4.20 - Learning to Georeference - view recording on YouTube

16.4.20 - Explore our collection of map layers - view recording on YouTube

23.4.20 - Adding records to Layers of London - view recording on YouTube

24.4.20 - Archaeological Skills with MOLA view recording on YouTube

30.4.20 - Tracing Charles Booth's poverty maps view recording on YouTube

13.5.20 - Layers of London Mini Conference view recording on YouTube

21.5.20 - Exploring collections with London Metropolitan Archives

28.5.20 - Creating historic maps with the Historic Town's Trust

For more information including how to book a space visit the IHR's events page


Crowd Sourcing Campaigns

Anyone can add content on any theme to Layers of London however, we also run campaigns where we're looking for people to contribute specific content relating to a theme. Our current theme is:

#HistoryOfMySchool - A project for schools of all types to create a Layers' record all about... the history of their school! - More information. 

#LondonArrivals - A project capturing why people migrate to the city, where they first lived, and if London lives up to expectations. - Tell us your #LondonArrivals story or read about other's stories about arriving in London


Would you like to share you talents and time with Layers of London? Our volunteers have already  helped community groups, archives and museums  share their history through curating collections  devising and delivering walks, and organising exhibitions.   If you have skills that you could share or would like to learn new ones then let us know.

Current Volunteer Opportunities: 

Recording London's Pubs

Student Placements 

Looking to apply your skills in a practical way?  We tailor placements to your interests and aspirations to produce work that will be published on Layers of London. Students will be given their own project and you can see some examples below:

Feminist History in the East End

London's Inner Ring Road 

St.Clement Danes 1660-1800